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The phase of the moon you see depends on ....
a) where you are on Earth's surface.
b) how much of the sunlit side faces the Earth.
c) how much of the moon's surface is lit by the sun.
d) whether or not an eclipse is occurring.

Because the moon rotates once for each revolution around Earth, ...
a) you see some phases more than others.
b) a different side of the moon faces Earth each day.
c) you never see the far side of the moon from Earth.
d) the far side of the moon is visible only during the full moon phase.

The amount of the lighted side of the moon you can see is the same during...
a) the new moon and full moon phase.
b) the new moon and first quarter phase.
c) the first quarter and third quarter phase.
d) the full moon and third quarter phase.

Why can the moon be seen from Earth?
a) The moon gives off its own light.
b) The moon reflects the light of the sun.
c) A pink elephant flips a switch that turns the sun off and the moon on.
d) The moon starts to glow when the sun goes down.

The different shapes that you see from Earth are called.
a) Phases
b) Faces
c) Eclipses
d) Tides

Which moon phase is it if the light is on the right and is a banana shape?
a) waxing crescent
b) waning crescent
c) waxing gibbous
d) waning gibbous

Which moon phase is it if the sunlit side faces away from Earth?
a) first quarter
b) full moon
c) third or last quarter
d) new moon

Which moon phase is it if the left half of the moon is lit?
a) new moon
b) full moon
c) first quarter
d) third or last quarter

Which moon phase is it if the light is on the left and most of the moon is lit.
a) waxing gibbous
b) waning crescent
c) waning gibbous
d) waxing crescent

What is the correct order of moon phases?
a) full moon, waxing crescent, waning crescent, first quarter, third quarter, waning gibbous, waxing gibbous, new moon
b) full moon, first quarter, waning crescent, waning gibbous, third quarter, waxing crescent, waxing gibbous, new moon
c) new moon, first quarter, waxing crescent, waxing gibbous, full moon third quarter, waning crescent, waning gibbous
d) new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, third quarter, waning crescent

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